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South East Queensland 10R regatta - June 17th 2018

See Link here for Youtube Channel Videos of the Event

The South East Queensland 10R regatta - June 17th 2018 attracted a diverse range of yachts, from the latest Sanga design, to a wide selection of other designs, both new and old.  The wind ranged from very light in the morning, to blustery by the end of the day. By the late afternoon, several boats had suffered gear failure and were forced to retire, due to the strong winds

The strong breezes were making for some wild rides on the downwind leg, and a few high speed tangles at the the bottom gate.  Special thanks goes to Laurie Hinchcliffe, who organized the event. Thanks also to Barry Hall and Roger Margot, who manned the rescue boat. Trent who put on a great barbecue lunch and Ian Ashe who was the PRO once again for the event. Thanks also to the other club members who gave up their Sunday and pitched in on the day.

Greg Torpy's new Sanga was the on-form boat on the day, winning all but one race, in which he placed second. Greg finished up with a score of 13 points.
Trevor Fisher sailed hard and consistently all day, and captured second spot, with 33 points.  Laurie came in third, just behind Trevor, on 35 points.

All in all, a very successful and enjoyable event, characterized by good racing and even tempers from the competing skippers.

Mark Perkin
PRYC 10R fleet captain



Radio Sailing Race Officer Course

The ARYA Race Management Committee have been working on developing an Online Race Officer Course. We are really pleased to announce that we have launched the course today.

The Race Officer course is designed in 11 modules. The modules are arranged in the same order as the tasks the Race Officer would do at a regatta. Each module contains suggested reading material, the course material and a 10 question multiple choice quiz.

  • The modules cover every aspect of the Race Officer’s tasks, including regatta preparation, briefing, course setting, conducting the start of a race, tasks at the conclusion of the race, managing protests and working with the Heat Management System. The modules take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete
  • There are two opportunities to complete each of the quizzes, and explanations are provided once the quiz is submitted, including references to rules or documents.
  • There is a discussion section which allows participants to ask questions and share ideas.
  • At the conclusion of the course, a certificate is awarded to those who have completed the modules.

The Radio Sailing Race Officer Course can be found on the Eliademy website with the following link:

Whilst the course is branded for the Australian Radio Yachting Association, the principles are taken from the Racing Rules of Sailing, the IRSA Race Management Policy and the Heat Management System which are commonly used around the world. There are a few small variations which we use in Australia, but where these are mentioned, the differences are explained.

We hope that people interested in Radio Sailing race management worldwide will find the course helpful, and encourage people to enrol and participate. To get started, follow the link above to find your way to the course. If you think the material would be helpful for your own radio sailing contacts, please feel free to forward this information to them.

I would like to thank all the people who have contributed to building the course. In particular, I’d like to thank Bill Clancy for his council, Bruce Robins for providing the editing, Alan Wymer from NZ, Warren Rock and Mario Gulic for their contributions.


Glenn Dawson

Link has been placed on the QRYA Information Page



Paradise Radio Yacht Club.....IOM TRAVELLERʼS MUG

PRYC is introducing a Trophy for competition by Visiting IOM sailors. The competition will be raced monthly in conjunction with PRYC Saturday non-championship scratch sailing days. Participants will be awarded their respective points in the PRYC scratch event which will be cumulative over each calendar year. The Trophy will be a traditional sailorʼs pewter mug, suitably engraved and apart from generating a bit of fun, it is hoped that over time “braggerʼs rights” might attach.

This first abbreviated year will commence on 7th July 2018, followed by: 18/8, 15/9, 6/10, 3/11 and 22/12. We look forward to hosting entrants on those days when PRYC normal sailing fees $3 will apply and no prior entry necessary, just turn up and sail.

Peter O'Grady
PRYC Secretary


A Class South QLD Championships

A fleet of eight A Class yachts competed in the South Queensland Titles at Newport on Saturday 26th May.  With the breeze remaining relatively steady from the south to south-east, the Control Area was established on the western bank of Jabiru Canal.  A windward-leeward course was set with a gate on the bottom and the start line in easy view of the control area.   A line of four buoys at the top of the course allowed PRO Ian Ashe to adjust the windward legs during the day.

Peter Morris appeared pretty dominant early in the day and after 22 races, two of his 'drops' were a 2nd and a 3rd.  John Heard did challenge the leader on several occasions by taking out 4 wins but could not match Peter for consistency in being first to the top mark.

Jason Nasmith was on the rise early on when he took a win in Race 5 but the was simply out paced by the first two place getters to take a well deserved third place on the podium.

The A Class yachts appeared to enjoy the conditions on the day although some light squalls came through ahead of bands of light drizzle in the afternoon to add to the challenge.  In all it was a very successful day.

Thanks go to David Black for the scoring, Ian Ashe for his PRO work.  Thanks also go to Commodore Peter Griffin,  Treasurer John Eite and the other volunteers from MRYS.  It was a great effort from the Moreton club to support a class that does not normally sail at Newport.

Thanks also to the A Class sailors in supporting the event and congratulations to the winners.



2019 Nationals Confirmed by GCCC

It's all systems go.  The required Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) Event Approval has been given to the QRYA to host the 2019 Nationals at Regatta Lake Oxenford. 

The dates remain the same as those proposed for the previous venue.



Practice Day

3 February

A Class

4 - 5 February

10 Rater

6 - 8February


9 - 11 February

Lay Day

12 February


13 -16 February

Further details will be provided for all those considering competing at this event in the near future.  Interest in this venue indicates that this is a Nationals not to be missed. The lake will be available for test sailing on the 3rd and 12th.

Included below are images taken recently during a test sail at the venue.  Conditions on 16th May were 7 - 10 knot SE breeze.

The image below is taken from immediately in front of the Club House looking East towards the public car-park and the highway.  As can be seen by the IOMs on starboard, that is the windward end of the lake in that breeze.  The PRO's will have the ability to site the Control area on any part of the lake foreshore.


The image below is looking SSW from about the same spot.  The bank continues to the right for 1.3 km.  That's Mt Tamborine in the distance.


Below image is the looking back the to Club House from where the above images were taken.  The main building with ancillary office and storage building to the left.  Toilets at the bottom front and cafe bottom right as we are looking at it.  Three of the crash-test sailors can be seen on the retaining wall, working hard on the evaluation of the water!

So mark your calendars, this is going to be a great event.



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